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Muzaffer Toprak Keskin; Özlem Alagül; Ferda Gürsel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The aim of this case study was to examine how the life skills of high school students are affected by holistic learning via an experiential learning model. Extracurricular programs can help students gain communicate and cooperate with others, and cope with chaotic situations through holistic learning in school curricula. The students received…
Descriptors: High School Students, Males, Grade 11, Daily Living Skills
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Javier Lamoneda; Sixto González-Víllora; Carlos Evangelio; Javier Fernandez-Rio – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2024
The goal of the study was to assess the effects of two instructional frameworks (Cooperative Learning/Outdoor Adventure Education hybridization and Direct Instruction) on students' motivation and disruptive behaviours and explore students and teachers' views on hybridization. The participants were 170 high school students randomly distributed into…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning
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Blaine, Judith; Akhurst, Jacqui – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor Adventure Education (OAE) is traditionally depicted as a hegemonic masculine domain. Thus, fundamental to any dialogue on gender in OAE is whether the outdoor experience reifies or disputes stereotypical gender roles. This study explores the influence of gender on the psychosocial outcomes and descriptions of gender-related influences on…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences
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Aksland, Charlotte; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Teachers' experiences and attitudes play a critical role in outdoor education. In this study, we aim to explore how 5th-10th-grade (10-15 years-old students) teachers use the natural environment in their teaching practices, with special attention to the link to sustainable development (SD). In total, 42 in-service teachers were invited to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Scarf, Damian; Kafka, Sarah; Hayhurst, Jill; Jang, Kyungho; Boyes, Mike; Thomson, Ruth; Hunter, John A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
A number of recent studies have revealed that taking part in a sail-training-based Adventure Education Programme elevates youths' self-esteem. Across two studies, we sought to examine the extent to which youths' sense of belonging contributed to this increase in self-esteem. Study 1 revealed that participants who completed the voyage showed an…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Self Esteem, Adventure Education, Self Efficacy
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Hayhurst, Jill; Hunter, John A.; Kafka, Sarah; Boyes, Mike – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The present study sought to examine the potential for resilience to be enhanced in a group of youth participating in a developmental voyage, and to identify the factors that contribute to increased resilience following the voyage. Two studies are reported. Study 1 revealed that voyage participants experienced increased resilience over the course…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Youth Programs, Adventure Education, Performance Factors
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Gray, Tonia; Birrell, Carol – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
With growing disconnection from the natural world, educators who work in the outdoors need to philosophically rethink their "modus operandi". Past efforts by adventure and outdoor educators to promote connection with nature have often centred upon risk-centric approaches incorporating adventure-fuelled and high-adrenalin activities. This…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Philosophy, Adventure Education
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Gee, Nick – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper explores the evolving perceptions of community sentiments, for three teachers and 36 AS-level students on a week-long residential fieldtrip. For this in-depth study I adopted an ethnographic methodology in which I participated in, observed and recounted some of the complex and fluid spatial arrangements and processes, analysing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Trips, High School Students, Ethnography
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Christie, Beth; Higgins, Peter; McLaughlin, Pat – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In the United Kingdom there is a long tradition of residential outdoor learning provision, but to date there is limited research evidence for the direct educational benefits of such experiences, and to both critics and supporters the distinction between such visits and "holidays in school time" is not always apparent. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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Ee, Jessie; Ong, Chew Wei – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Research studies have shown that educational programmes such as camps and field trips can develop affective and social relationships through personal exposure to outdoor experiences among students. This study will illustrate the outcome of a social emotional learning camp organized for 93 Secondary Two students (mean age 14.1) in Singapore. Both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires
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Dyment, Janet; Morse, Marcus; Shaw, Simon; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
The paper examines how outdoor education teachers in Tasmania, Australia have implemented and perceive a new pre-tertiary Outdoor Leadership curriculum document. It draws on an analysis of in-depth semi-structured interviews with 11 outdoor education teachers. The results revealed that teachers were generally welcoming of the new higher-order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Fagerstam, Emilia; Blom, Jonas – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13-15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in ecology or diversity of life, had several lessons outdoors…
Descriptors: Ecology, High School Students, Biology, Quasiexperimental Design